Panel Discussion: Intersection of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Public Policy

Jun 13, 2019, 10:00 PM – Jun 14, 2019, 1:00 AM


The HIVE, 2722 E Michigan Ave, East Lansing, 48912

Startup Grind Lansing is hosting a panel comprising former mayor, distinguished academic, and a nationally recognized policy consultant to discuss several critical junctures where entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy intersect.

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About this event

Vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem is the backbone of a prosperous community, where rise of an innovative culture is so often credited to those who convert ideas and creativity into meaningful ventures. However, hardly any limelight is shed upon those who work behind the scenes and design, execute, and educate policies that eventually minimize barrier to entry for its residents. 

Startup Grind Lansing is proud to host a panel discussion that would deliberate on the critical junctures where entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy intersect. Our guests are nationally recognized leaders who represent Lansing entrepreneurial ecosystem with distinction. 

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  • Patrick Anderson

    Anderson Economic Group

    Principal and CEO

  • Virg Bernero

    Capital Area Manufacturing Council

    Executive Director

  • Dr. Sam Carter

    Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Associate Professor and Faculty Director


  • Shay Manawar

    Anderson Economic Group



June 13 – 14, 2019
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


Opening Remarks
Panel Discussion
Audience Q&A


  • Phil Threadgould

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director


  • Reuben Levinsohn

    Washington Avenue Ventures

    Chapter Director

  • Julie Holton

    Startup Grind Lansing

    Chapter Co-Director

  • Victoria Levinsohn


    Marketing Strategist

  • Camille Whigan

    Executive Assistant

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